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  1. Public Bookmark 9

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    Autumn is fading into winter. As the days grow shorter, Holmeswood Manor reveals something new to John.

    Excerpt: I turned back to the window. “I don’t recall this last year. Were we away?” I leaned out. The breeze was sharp. The sound of bells louder.

    “No. I told you this summer that you were changing.”
     
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    Written in a series of short chapters to the prompts of the 2020 Advent Ficlet Challenge and taking as inspiration the John and Sherlock of the Unaired Pilot.

    The terms of the Advent Ficlet Challenge are very flexible, so, in keeping with that, I will be adding on the twelve days of Christmas to my posting timeline. (And, a bit beyond it appears!)

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    21 Feb 2021

  2. Public Bookmark 6

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    It's Lestrade's birthday and Sherlock has a surprise for him.

    Sequel to Quiet Storm.

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    31 Jan 2021

  3. Public Bookmark 19

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    She lays the sage bundle down in one of his seashells, avoiding the label. How he loved cataloging natural items. That sharp mind of his so naturally tended to the sciences, and she’d taken great joy in encouraging him all his life. All the first thirteen years of it. The last year has been entirely different.

    His hand lies just outside the white comforter. When she touches it, the chill of his skin sends a shiver down her spine. His lips move, his voice as soft as dead, dry leaves.

    “What’s that, love?” she says.

    “In the trees,” he says, his eyes still closed. “Is it John there in the trees? I think he’s waiting for me.”

    Viola turns her gaze out the window and to the closest tree, a resplendent cherry in the throes of autumn. In the branches there, for just a second, she thinks she sees it: a black bird, feathers gleaming in the sun.

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    10 Jan 2021

  4. Public Bookmark 19

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    She lays the sage bundle down in one of his seashells, avoiding the label. How he loved cataloging natural items. That sharp mind of his so naturally tended to the sciences, and she’d taken great joy in encouraging him all his life. All the first thirteen years of it. The last year has been entirely different.

    His hand lies just outside the white comforter. When she touches it, the chill of his skin sends a shiver down her spine. His lips move, his voice as soft as dead, dry leaves.

    “What’s that, love?” she says.

    “In the trees,” he says, his eyes still closed. “Is it John there in the trees? I think he’s waiting for me.”

    Viola turns her gaze out the window and to the closest tree, a resplendent cherry in the throes of autumn. In the branches there, for just a second, she thinks she sees it: a black bird, feathers gleaming in the sun.

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    10 Jan 2021

  5. Public Bookmark 7

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    Lo and behold, what curious things can happen in this world.
    -- Hans Christian Andersen

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    28 Dec 2020